GM Awards Bourns China Facility

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s China, Xiamen facility has received the 2013-2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM) China.  GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved outstanding performance on multiple levels of key performance indicators (KPIs) over the preceding 12 month period.  Bourns Xiamen Automotive Division supplies steering…

TTI Adds Syfer to Line Card

Fort Worth, Tex. − TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Syfer, a global leader in EMI filters, EMC solutions and capacitor products. A division of Erie Electronics in the 1960s, Syfer was later acquired by Dover Corporation and…

Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment. While consumers, semiconductor manufacturers and automotive OEMs stand to benefit from these advancements, these opportunities also…

RS Components Stocks ADI Blackfin DSPs

Beijing — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is stocking the first DSPs in Analog Devices’ new power-efficient high-performance ADSP-BF70x Blackfin® family. The ADSP-BF70x Blackfin family is based on Analog’s new Blackfin+ core, which supports 16-bit and 32-bit fixed-point processing and offers many efficiency improvements.…

SMIC Shenzhen Fab Begins Operation

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China, announced today it has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm wafer fab. This fab is the first 8-inch production line to be put into operation in Southern China, and is also the first domestic IC production line…